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Historic House on San Antonio River and Mission Trail

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

Historic House on San Antonio River and Mission hike and bike trail. Our casa is right next door to one of San Antonio's five mission's, Mission San Juan Capistrano. We are on the San Antonio River and the wonderful newly renovated hike and bike trail that connect all the Missions. Skip rocks on the river, watch the sunset or curl up in our comfortable, charming home. With extensive grounds, nestled on 2 acres, we have a real 'getting away from it all' feel while still being conveniently located to all of San Antonio's best attractions -10 miles to downtown- 3 miles to grocery stores, restaurants, a movie theater and shopping!

Keywords: homey, cozy, comfortable, updated, historic, convenient, inspiring

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margaret walker
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

Why margaret walker chose San Antonio

We fell in love with this historic treasure and renovated it to preserve its roots. When we bought the house it needed a lot of love - it had gone to disarray, but after a lot of sweat and restoration magic, it is now a treasure. The original house was built pre1900. The rest of the house was added in the 30s. It used to be a ranch (cows, sheep, goats) and a pecan orchard. There have been whispers of it being a stagecoach stop, brothel and popular spot during prohibition. The ruin across the street is what's left of Berg's Mill. San Juan, the mission next door was built mid 1700s. The ambiance of our property is seductively peaceful - we are so glad the house can continue to enchant visitors!

What makes this house unique

We have a fountain and a pond - our kids love looking for frogs, or feeding the fish. The birding on and around our property is spectacular. In the wintertime, we love having fires in the fireplaces, especially the fireplace in the master bedroom. Our property is surrounded by national park land so we are very secluded.


East Side House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 1 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Child Beds 2 ikea bunk beds in the basement that comfortable sleep children or smaller adults There is a twin and daybed in the loft and a cot in basement/playroom. We have one pack-n-play and can provide a high chair., Baby Cribs (1) pack-n-play
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
Small, shaded plunge pool, great for kids! Bikes, jogging stroller, basketball hoop, fishing poles


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Historic House on San Antonio River and Mission Trail
average rating of 4.9305553 based on 72 reviews

Great home to stay in for a vacation in San Antonio

  • 5 of 5

I love the decor and quirkiness of this house. This trip was for business, but I will definitely be taking my family here for vacation in San Antonio. Oh and the guy complaining about the "Angry Bird" he is back and a great addition to the property. Those who don't know about guinea fowl, it is nice to have a few of them around. They keep snakes away and are great watchdogs for letting you know when something is not right.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house. We came down to my sons graduation and had the whole family stay with us. We had plenty of room, since our party was 10 we had to organize the bathroom times. The property was beautiful and so peaceful! I loved the chickens and and walking to the missions. It's a great get away! We felt like we were away from the hustle and bustle of the city, yet close enough to run into town and do our shopping. I highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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True local feel, tranquil secluded property, beautiful & clean house with easy access to downtown.

  • 5 of 5

The house itself is just gorgeous ... it is obvious that the owners have put a lot of love and time into getting just the right "Hill Country" vibe. Kitchen was well stocked with anything you might need to cook, and the whole house was clean and comfortable.

The land surrounding the house was gorgeous, and it felt like we stepped back in time a little bit, even though access to San Antonio was super-easy; we made it downtown in 10 minutes every morning for our conferences and meetings.

2 Missions (Capistrano and Espada) within 2 miles right on the lower riverwalk trail...lots of paved trails along some pretty amazing scenery within the park for runners, walkers and bikers.

We had some business colleagues over for dinner on our last night there, and they loved the home as well. We did not want to leave. The owner was a fantastic host, and we look forward to returning for a longer visit someday soon!!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a great time atcthis location

  • 4 of 5

Great location and stay

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful Home Away from home

  • 4 of 5

We loved everything about the home and amenities it had to offer. Although I love animals, the "angry bird" around the home wasn't so pleasant to be around. Otherwise, I would give 5 stars!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The angry bird (a guinea fowl) has been removed!! Sorry for the inconvenience.
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"The Place Was Totally Cool"

  • 5 of 5

I quote our daughter's summation of our stay at the Walker River House. It is truly a destination in itself! it is such an amazing property cozily nestled between a World Heritage Site Mission and the lovely trails along the San Antonio River. The house is filled with curiosities and treasures of all kinds, and everything practical you could possibly want for a comfortable and memorable stay. The place is well represented on the website and we agree with the 5 star reviews. It is better in person. Our family of 6 and 3 generations didn't have time in 3 days to experience it all.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Car: recommended

We are located inside the loop in South San Antonio! Walk right next door to visit historic Mission San Juan (a UNESCO World Heritage site), kayak or canoe right in front of our house, ride bikes on the mission trail (the longest linear park in America),

We are: 8 miles to the Alamo and Riverwalk

23 miles to Six Flags and Sea World

11 miles to Lackland AFB

34 miles to Natural Bridge Caverns

You can hop on the new VIA bus line. VIA VIVA is a new service line from VIA Metropolitan Transit that takes you to the most-visited sites and attractions in the heart of San Antonio.

Three distinct VIVA routes connect riders with historic places, opportunities to learn and discover, classic and contemporary art, and popular dining and entertainment spots. There’s something for everyone on VIVA, including stops at the San Antonio Missions World Heritage Site, the Alamo, King William Historic District, Southtown, Downtown, Market Square, the River Walk, Pearl, and the South Broadway corridor.

The best value for VIVA is with a $2.75 Day Pass, which gives you unlimited rides all day (available on the bus).


Rates & Availability

East Side House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 16.75%

We have an event fee. Please no events without notifying owner. Please inquire. No guests of guests, only rental party allowed on premises. We have a country septic system, so please do not flush anything other than toilet paper. PLEASE recycle, use your towel more than once and be conservative with AC and heat usage. Help us do our part for the environment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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